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LWVIC Board of Directors:

LWVIC Board of Directors: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Vicki Stelma
President
724-599-9225
Cindy Rogers
V. President
724-349-4333
Sandy Whitson
Treasurer
724-463-7205
Stacie Sawallish-Adkins
Secretary
724-349-7346
Ellen Chinn
JoAnne Ferraro
Laurie LaFontaine
Aida Shotts
Anne Simmons
Kay Snyder
Susan Wheatley
   

The Board of Directors of the LWVIC meets the third Monday of the month at 7 pm in the PASEC room (1005 Oak Street, 2nd Floor).


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

  • We care about democracy: citizens need to understand how government works at all levels and what their role is in making sure our elected representatives are responsive to the will of the people.
  • We care about elections: every eligible citizen should be registered to vote and urged to go to the polls on election day.
  • We care about voter information: prospective voters need unbiased, accurate information on issues and candidates in every election.
  • We care about government: meetings of governing bodies at all levels must be open to the public and their records easily reviewed.
  • We care about education: every child should have access to good quality public education which provides equal opportunity for all.
  • We care about issues: local, state, regional and national. We study issues, come to agreement on positions, encourage legislation supporting our positions.

Recent LWVIC studies include health care, environmental protection, tax reform, education funding, diversity, election reform.


Who can join the League of Women Voters?
Any person age 16 and over, male or female*, may join the League. Associate membership is available for all others, and student memberships are available.

Joining the League of Women Voters of Indiana County also confers membership in the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the League of Women Voters of the United States.

Dues are $55 a year, payable to LWVIC. Student memberships are $16.00. Checks can be mailed to treasurer Sandy Whitson, 403 Elm St., Indiana, PA 15701. Email lwvindianacounty@gmail.com for more information about joining the League.

PRINTABLE ON-LINE APPLICATION

*Although membership was opened to men in the 1970’s, we keep our original name to honor those women who struggled for 70 years to bring the vote to women. The League was formed in 1920 to help newly enfranchised women become educated about the political process.

The Board meets monthly. Meetings are open to any member. There are two general membership meetings a year—a pot luck dinner in January and our Annual Meeting in May. We have several active committees who meet regularly and often schedule information meetings for our members.

We produce an online Indiana County Voters Guide for November elections and hold a Candidates Night prior to Election Day co-sponsored and broadcast by local radio stations.


Looking for Sunshine: Protecting Your Right to Know

The League of Women Voters Education Fund has created this Resource Guide to assist Leagues in dealing with this era of increasingly difficult public access to government information. This guide provides an overview of the most significant federal and state laws­those that protect and those that restrict public access to government information. It also suggests various ways that Leagues can become more active in this area, and identifies other national and state organizations involved in these issues.

Related File
Looking for Sunshine Resource Guide (Color, PDF) (PDF File)


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